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Sunday, July 29, 2012
You Choose the Cover: Voting for November 2012 issue through month of August


Visit  between July 30, 2012 at 12 noon CST and September 1, 2012 at 12:01 am CST and cast your vote in the “Quick Poll” on the right-hand column of the page. The image with the most votes at the end of the designated period will be the cover image of the November 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Vol. 130, #5.

Please, only one vote per computer per day (one vote per IP address per day). Multiple votes per IP address per day may result in removal of all votes from that IP address or in disqualification of the contestant. Visit to submit your own articles to PRS.

The three candidates for the November 2012 cover are:

#1. Redefining the Surface Anatomy of the Parotid Duct: an In Vivo Ultrasound Study
By Mark D Stringer, MS FRCS; Seyed A Mirjalili, MD PGDipSurgAnat; Susan J Meredith; Jill C Muirhead, DMU




#2. Sensory Reconstruction of Finger Pulp Defect Using a Dorsal Digital Island Flap
By Chao Chen, M.Med; Peifu Tang, MD. PhD.; Xu Zhang, MD. PhD



#3. Advanced Cranial Reconstruction Utilizing Intracranial Free Flaps and Cranial Bone Grafts: An Algorithmic Approach Developed From the Modern Battlefield
By Anand Raj Kumar, M.D.; Diya Tantawi, MD, MD, MBA; Rocco Armonda, MD; Ian Valerio, MD, MD, MBA

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PRSonally Speaking is the official blog of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Visit our blog for exclusive previews of and discussions on hot topics in plastic surgery as well as insider-tips on open access content. PRSonally Speaking is now powered by frequent contributions from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Young Plastic Surgeons Forum (YPS); these practicing plastic surgeons provide the personal side of the plastic surgery story, from daily challenges to unique insights. PRSonally Speaking is home to lively, civil debate on hot topics and great discussions pertaining to our field. So, bookmark us, subscribe to the RSS feed and join in the on-going conversation with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This is your Journal; have fun, be respectful, get engaged and interact with the PRS community.

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Anureet K. Bajaj, MD is a practicing plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City. She completed residency and fellowship in 2004, had a brief stint in academia at the University of Cincinnati, and then chose to join her father (Paramjit Bajaj MD, also a practicing plastic surgeon) in private practice in OKC, where she focuses on breast reconstruction and general cosmetic surgeries.

Devra B. Becker, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed Plastic Surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed fellowships with Daniel Marchac and with Bahman Guyuron. She currently has a primarily reconstructive practice.

Henry C. Hsia, MD, FACS is at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and also holds an appointment at Princeton University.  When he’s not working hard trying to be a good father and husband, he runs a practice focused on reconstructive surgery and wound care as well as a research lab focused on wound biology and regenerative medicine.

Stephanie K. Rowen, MD is a senior physician at The Permanente Medical Group in San Jose, California.  She joined TPMG upon finishing residency and a hand surgery fellowship in 2005.  She has a primarily reconstructive practice, about 50% hand surgery.  Outside of work she enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her family.

Jon Ver Halen, MD is currently Chief of plastic surgery, Baptist Cancer Center; Research member, Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center; Adjunct clinical faculty, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He also acts as Program Director for the plastic surgery microvascular surgery fellowship. His practice focuses on oncologic reconstruction.

Tech Talk Bloggers

Adrian Murphy is a plastic surgery trainee in London, England. He studied medicine in Dublin, Ireland and has trained in Ireland, Boston, MA and the United Kingdom. He is a self-confessed geek and gadget aficionado.

Ash Patel, MD is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Associate Program Director at Albany Medical College, in Albany NY. His practice is primarily reconstructive.